26th November 2019

scientificamerican
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How do you measure wind speed?

An anemometer looks like a weather vane, but instead of measuring which direction the wind is blowing with pointers, it has four cups so that it can more accurately measure wind speed. Each cup is attached to the end of a horizontal arm, each of which is mounted on a central axis, like spokes on a wheel.

Consequently, what is the device used to measure wind speed?

anemometer

What weather instrument measures wind speed?

A WIND VANE is an instrument that determines the direction from which the wind is blowing. An ANEMOMETER measures wind speed. The cups catch the wind, turning a dial attached to the instrument. The dial shows the wind speed.
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